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A Hymn for Beelzebub

I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. 1 Corinthians 14:15 KJV

The "Hymn to our Endlessness" on page 1,174 of Gurdjieff's "Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandon" (Penguin, Arkana) is reminiscent of traditional Christian Hymns and songs of praise, and a concise re-capitulation of Gurdjieff's entire philosophy.

Hymn to our Endlessness

Thou Long Patient CREATOR Of All That Breathes,

Thou Abundantly LOVING CAUSE Of All That Exists,

Thou Unique VANQUISHER Of The Merciless Heropass,

Now To The Sounds Of Our Glorifying

Only Rejoice And Abide In Beatitude.

By Thy Unprecedented Labors Thou Hast Given Us

The Beginning Of Our Arisings,

By Thy Vanquishing Of The Heropass Have We

Obtained The Possibility

Of Perfecting Ourselves To The Sacred Anklad.

And Now Only Rest, As Merited,

And We, In Gratitude, Will Maintain All That Thou

Hast Created

And Always And In All Things Will Extol Thee Forever,


Thou, The Beginning Of All Ends,

Thou, Proceeding From Infinity,

Thou, Having The End Of All Things Within Thyself,


O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Psalm 95:1 KJV


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